Visiting Mario in Castiglione della Pescaia

Sunday 1st October - Thursday 5th October 2017 Castiglione della Pescaia, Tuscany beach town - visiting my friend Mario Rainy drive On Sunday I had another fun breakfast in pasticceria Stella in Lucca, lots of hustle and bustle. Today I was changing bases to Castiglione della Pescaia, a cute seaside town where Mario’s parents have …

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Amsterdam tips: daytrips to other places

If you have 3 or more full days in Amsterdam you could consider visiting another place in the Netherlands. There are various beautiful historical towns and other sights within a 30 minute train/bus ride, even more within a 60 minutes radius. Zaanse Schans windmills & craft shops Okay, this was built for tourists, and yes …

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Sicily 2017

11 days road tripping through wonderful Sicily. Amazing food, friendly people, beautiful vistas, lovely historical towns. Way too much to see for only 11 days.

Fantastic photo expo in Clervaux castle (LUX)

I'm so happy I found the brochure about this photo exhibition in the Echternach tourist info bureau, a completely different town! In recent years I've always made a point of checking the tourist info bureau for brochures, leaflets, info, walks... and have always found great ideas there, also for the more obscure and hidden exhibitions and …

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Driving from Toledo (south of Madrid) to Sepúlveda (north of Madrid) I stopped in Segovia which is known for its 20 meter (60ft) tall Roman aquaduct. It was constructed without any mortar! It was renovated only recently and the town is booming again because of it. The plan was to stay for half an hour …

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Quedlinburg at leisure

Rain was predicted. I walked around all the little hidden streets of Quedlinburg, climbed a watchtower, had coffee at a cute cafe. Walked around some more at random and through parts I had not seen yet. It started to rain, so I sat in a cafe for an hour or so reading and having big …

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